Master of Science in Nursing in Leadership and Administration – Cybersecurity with Information Assurance Emphasis Online

Qualify for leading roles in nursing when you learn how to help defend healthcare organizations from cyberattacks with an affordable, accelerated online MSN degree program.

Apply by: 8/21/24
Start class: 8/28/24
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Program Overview

Focus on your future with the MSN in Leadership and Administration – CSIA

Total Tuition: $20,370
Program Duration: As few as 14 months
Credit Hours: 42

Specialize your nursing expertise with a Master of Science in Nursing in Leadership and Administration – Cybersecurity with Information Assurance Emphasis program from SUU. Help ensure patient data is secure by developing an understanding of the cybersecurity sector, policies, frameworks and more.

As you develop your nursing leadership expertise and equip yourself with a foundational knowledge of cybercrime law, litigation and investigation, you will be prepared to thrive in the continuously evolving landscape of healthcare cybersecurity. Additionally, the program prepares you to sit for American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL) certification exams (certification may require additional work experience).

As a graduate of this accelerated nursing program, you will be prepared to:

  • Assume advanced leadership roles in diverse healthcare settings
  • Exemplify ethical, legal and professional standards for advanced nursing practice
  • Integrate advanced knowledge of nursing and related disciplines as an educator, administrator or clinician
  • Participate in research and other scholarly activities to expand your nursing knowledge
  • Work effectively in interdisciplinary relationships or partnerships to promote, maintain and restore the health of clients
  • Improve healthcare delivery systems, shape health policy and influence professional education
  • Assume advanced leadership roles in diverse healthcare settings
  • Exemplify ethical, legal and professional standards for advanced nursing practice
  • Integrate advanced knowledge of nursing and related disciplines as an educator, administrator or clinician
  • Participate in research and other scholarly activities to expand your nursing knowledge
  • Work effectively in interdisciplinary relationships or partnerships to promote, maintain and restore the health of clients
  • Improve healthcare delivery systems, shape health policy and influence professional education

This online MSN in Leadership and Administration – CSIA prepares you for roles, such as:

  • Director of Nursing
  • Chief Nursing Officer
  • Nursing Supervisor
  • Department Manager
  • Director of Nursing
  • Chief Nursing Officer
  • Nursing Supervisor
  • Department Manager

Accreditation

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Southern Utah University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).


The master’s degree program in nursing at Southern Utah University is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (ccneaccreditation.org). Applying for accreditation does not guarantee that accreditation will be granted.

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Total Tuition: $20,370
Program Duration: As few as 14 months
Credit Hours: 42

Accreditation

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Southern Utah University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

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Tuition

Earn your cybersecurity information assurance MSN in leadership & admin online for less

Take advantage of our affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition, which includes all fees.

Tuition Breakdown

Per Credit Hour: $485
Total Tuition: $20,370*

Program Per Credit Hour Per Course Per Program
MSN in Leadership and Administration – CSIA $485 $1,455 $20,370

Tuition Breakdown

Per Credit Hour: $485
Total Tuition: $20,370

Calendar

Know your online MSN timetable

Designed for working professionals, SUU Online accelerated nursing programs conveniently feature 7-week courses and 6 start dates each year.

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Next Apply Date: 8/21/24
Next Class Start Date: 8/28/24
TermStart DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineLast Class Day
Fall I8/28/248/21/248/21/248/23/248/28/2410/15/24
Fall II10/16/2410/9/2410/9/2410/11/2410/16/2412/3/24
Spring I1/8/251/1/251/1/251/3/251/8/252/25/25

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Next Apply Date: 8/21/24
Next Class Start Date: 8/28/24

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Admissions

Start your journey by checking our admission requirements

Our streamlined admission process enables you to start quickly and easily. Please read the requirements for the MSN in Leadership and Administration – Cybersecurity with Information Assurance Emphasis online, including what additional materials you need and where you should send them. Requirements include:

Admission Requirements

  • BSN from a regionally accredited institution
  • Active and unrestricted RN license
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA

You must meet the following requirements for admission to the MSN in Leadership and Administration – CSIA online program:

  • Submit graduate application
  • Bachelor's degree in nursing from a regionally accredited institution (e.g., ACEN, CCNE or CNEA)
  • Minimum 2.5 overall undergraduate GPA
  • Official transcripts from the accredited college/university that granted the nursing degree
  • Valid RN license*
  • Background check*
  • Drug screen*

*Need to provide valid RN license, background check and drug screen in the first course—NOT required for admission.

NOTE: SUU accepts regionally accredited institutions for transfer credit and may accept some national accreditations. National accreditations will be considered on a case-by-case basis after SUU conducts course-to-course evaluations. There are no guarantees that credits from a nationally accredited institution will be accepted.

Our streamlined admission process enables you to start quickly and easily. Please see the Program Map to determine the eligibility of this program in your state, then review the MSN online requirements, including what documents you need and where you should send them.

Official transcripts, test scores and other documents should be sent to:

Email address: [email protected]

Mailing address:

Admissions Office
Southern Utah University
PO Box 8008
Cedar City, Utah 84720

Courses

Preview your online MSN in Leadership and Administration – CSIA courses

For the MSN in Leadership and Administration – CSIA online, you must complete 14 courses (42 credit hours). There are 10 required core courses and four CSIA emphasis courses. The clinical requirements include 90 hours of leadership experience. As long as project outcomes are met, the capstone project may be completed in conjunction with your current work responsibilities.

Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course sets the foundational stage for leadership in nursing. Students focus on theoretical and practical aspects of leadership in healthcare, and they discuss professional standards of practice for nursing leadership. Learners in this course explore various theories of leadership and how a nurse leader would respond in healthcare settings according to each leadership paradigm. Students will consider emotional intelligence and how it affects the ability to perform as an effective leader, as well as evaluate their own leadership style. **Fixed-first course for the MSN programs. MSN students must provide valid RN license, drug screen, and background check during this class or they cannot progress in the program - this does not include RN-MSN students.**
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This accelerated and condensed course covers the essential concepts of Business Statistics, Microsoft Excel, Financial and Managerial Accounting and Corporate Finance that are necessary for success in subsequent graduate level business administration courses.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course examines the principles of organizational behavior involved in managing people and organizations in a business environment. Topics include leadership, motivation, effective teams, conflict and negotiations, power and influence, organizational culture, and change management. This course focuses on the practical application of these principles in a meaningful and ethical manner. **FIXED FIRST COURSE for all MBA STUDENTS unless you are required to take BA 6000. If BA 6000 is required, you will receive a course sequence from your academic advisor. This fixed-first does not apply to students in the MSN, MSN/MBA dual degree program, or the MS in Cybersecurity with Information Assurance - Management program.**
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides a foundation in Healthcare Administration. The course introduces the student to the structure and functions of the U.S. Health Care System. Topics to be covered include an overview of the U.S. Health Care System (private and public sectors), the interface between Public Health and U.S. Health Care System, various health care delivery structures, health care workforce, health care resources, types of health services, financing of health services and health care coverage, meeting the health care needs of special populations, and critical issues in health services.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on the major causes of morbidity and mortality in the U.S. and how nurse leaders can implement strategies to improve population health, enhance the care experience, and reduce costs. This course emphasizes the use of comprehensive health promotion, disease prevention, and health restoration model to address health concerns in patients and communities. Students will build upon basic assessment knowledge and skills incorporating psychological, sociocultural, developmental, spiritual, genetic, and social determinants of health. Students will review the pathophysiology processes of chronic illnesses that result in the need for ongoing care, monitoring, and engagement with healthcare providers at all levels. Students will learn about pharmaceutical agents utilized in the primary care setting, common over-the-counter agents as well some complementary therapeutics will be discussed. Emphasis is on the pharmacodynamics of medications most commonly prescribed for the management of chronic conditions.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course examines organizational, state, and federal policies which affect healthcare delivery. Students will examine the influence of lay, professional, and special interest groups in relation to advocacy for policy change, state and federal legislation, as well as the allocation of resources and the setting of health priorities. Students will develop skills to advocate for policies in both private and governmental agencies that are important to nursing, improve population health, enhance the care experience, reduce costs, and health equity.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is designed to enhance proficiency in understanding research, developing clinical questions, evaluating current guidelines, implementing change, and maintaining best practices. Learners will gain an understanding of and begin to utilize resources for the implementation of principles of evidence-based practice in the healthcare setting. Students will combine clinical expertise, patient values, and the best research evidence to improve quality of care, safety, and administration in the role of the nurse leader. Scholars will advance competency skills in information literacy, interdisciplinary collaboration, and knowledge dissemination to efficiently translate evidence-based innovation in the capacity of nursing leadership. Prerequisite(s): NURS 6110 - Prerequisite Min. Grade: B-. Registration Restriction(s): Master of Science in Nursing students only
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will focus on how nurse leaders in all practice areas can act to create safe forums for ethical discussion, reasoning, and influence. Students will develop knowledge and skills to help lead healthcare organizations to ensure a positive ethical practice environment. Biomedical ethical principles that influence population health outcomes and health equity will be examined.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will examine the role of nurse leaders in developing and influencing the adoption of innovative strategies to improve population outcomes. Students will learn to apply systems change theories for planning, implementing, and evaluating strategically planned change. Nursing informatics is essential to facilitating interprofessional data-driven organizational change. Students will develop an understanding in the use of patient- and population-based data applications that inform and support the transformation of nursing care delivery toward a future of value-based quality nursing care that improves health outcomes, reduces costs, and ensures health equity. Prerequisite(s): NURS 6110 - Prerequisite Min. Grade: B-. Registration Restriction(s): Master of Science in Nursing students only
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides students with an opportunity to apply leadership skills and evidence-based practice in a variety of nursing settings. Students in this course apply the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) curriculum experience by translating knowledge into practice through participation in professional activities and the development of a culminating project. Students will develop, implement, and evaluate an evidence-based project. Students will evaluate the success of their capstone project by analyzing results, using the key performance indicators and metrics that were identified while planning the evaluation phase. Students will present the results of the capstone project in a final report and presentation with a focus on lessons learned throughout each of the phases: initiation, planning, implementation, and evaluation. This is the final course in the MSN Leadership program.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will provide a foundation of cyber security and information assurance concepts. **Fixed First Course for the MS-CSIA programs.**
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course examines the characteristics of cybersecurity projects and provides an introduction to the disciplined approaches to cybersecurity project management. This course enables students to reinforce their cybersecurity project management skills and provides a roadmap of the development of software intensive systems, and especially gives students opportunities to explore cybersecurity projects.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will explore the security techniques and fundamentals involved in minimizing critical infrastructure security risks, including how to respond when security has been breached. It introduces students to concepts such as securing Web Clients, servers, and communications. It also investigates the use of firewalls, digital certificates, and legal issues.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides students with a basic knowledge in cyber crime investigation and also study case law in relation to data breach litigation. Students will research emerging legislation set forth by state and federal governments relating to cyber crime.

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